Even David Stern, the NBA commissioner, has tuned into watch the NHL playoffs this year. Well, maybe not, but anyone you ask will tell you that this has been one of the greatest first rounds of any NHL playoff season ever. Except for Stan Fischler, who will point to the 1947 playoffs. Anyway, let's take a look at every one of the 14 goals that were scored in extra time, it's an overtime special on Down Goes Avery! *Videos from NHLVideo, NHLVids11 and bestdanghockeygoals on YouTube. If you wish to view all of the goals in a playlist, along with the CSN San Jose feed of Thornton's goal, view the last video, the playlist, on this post.
APRIL 14TH - Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers Game 1: Alexander Semin
APRIL 15TH - San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 1: Joe Pavelski
APRIL 19TH - Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Game 3: Devin Setoguchi
APRIL 20TH - New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Game 4: Jason Chimera
APRIL 20TH - Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game 4: James Neal
APRIL 21ST - Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins Game 4: Michael Ryder
APRIL 22ND - Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres Game 5: Tyler Ennis
APRIL 22ND - Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators Game 5: Jerred Smithson
APRIL 23RD - Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 5: Nathan Horton
APRIL 24TH - Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers Game 6: Ville Leino
APRIL 24TH - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 6: Ben Smith
APRIL 25TH - San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 6: Joe Thornton
APRIL 26TH - Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Game 7: Alex Burrows
APRIL 27TH - Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 7: Nathan Horton
I hope you enjoyed the first round as much as I did. Thanks for viewing!